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J Educ Community Health. 2017;4: 20-27.
doi: 10.21859/jech.4.1.20
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Self-care of Chronic Diseases

Research Article

Relationship between Self-care Behaviors and Quality of Life among Hypertensive Patients Visiting Comprehensive Health Centers in Hamadan, Iran

Shayesteh Bairami 1, Yadollah Fathi 2, Samaneh Mohammadinasab 1, Majid Barati 3* ORCID logo, Younes Mohammadi 4 ORCID logo

1 Students Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
2 Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
3 Social Determinants of Health Research Center and Department of Public Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran ,
4 Modeling of Non-Communicable Diseases Research Center, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran.
*Corresponding Author: Email: m_baratimehr@yahoo.com

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Non-adherence to self-care behaviors can deteriorate quality of life among hypertension patients. Thus, we sought to examine the association between self-care behaviors and quality of life among patients with hypertension visiting Comprehensive Health Centers in Hamadan, Iran.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out in 200 hypertensive patients presenting to Comprehensive Health Centers in Hamadan, Iran, 2017. The participants were recruited using multistage sampling method. A demographic form, Self-Care Behaviors Scale, and the Quality of Life (SF-36) questionnaire were used to collect the data. Pearson correlation coefficient, t-test, and One-way analysis of variance were run to analyze the data in SPSS, version 16.

Results: The self-care behavior and quality of life overall scores were respectively 63.5% and 56.6%, indicating that they were at admissible and inadmissible levels, respectively. There was a significant relationship between quality of life and gender, marital status, and body mass index (BMI; P<0.05). Also, there was a positive significant correlation between self-care behavior and three dimensions of quality of life, including physical status, emotional well-being, and bodily pain (P<0.05). Further, there was a positive significant correlation between self-care behavior and total score of quality of life (P=0.005; r=0.196).

Conclusion: Considering the relationship of quality of life with well-being and self-care behaviors, we recommend designing and implementing educational programs for hypertensive patients to increase adherence to self-care behaviors.

Keywords: Hypertension, Quality of Life, Self-care Behaviors
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